Church News
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study will be held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, Seaford, Rt. 13 South (next to Friendly's). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Elder Cornell Johnson is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672.

Bayview Baptist dedicates building Bayview Baptist Church is holding a building dedication on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. The snow date will be Feb. 28. The church began in Seaford about two years ago. They've moved into a new building at 534 E. Fourth Street, Laurel. Pastor C. K. White would like to invite you to come out and see what God is doing for their church. For information call 302-604-4978.

All Saints Episcopal Lenten programs A series of Wednesday evening Lenten programs will begin on Feb. 24 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar. A short evening prayer at 6:15 p.m. begins the night, with a soup dinner at 6:30 and a half hour program starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 - Intro to Christianity and Islam March 3 - The Tenets of Islam March 10 - The Trinity March 17 - The Bible and the Incarnation March 24 - The Cross and Salvation. See where the two faiths overlap in beliefs and where they differ.

St. Philip's Lenten Studies St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 600 South Central Ave., Laurel, offers a Lenten study program and soup supper to be held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesdays during Lent. The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, rector of St. Philip's, will conduct the special programs on Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Soup and bread, provided by the parishioners, will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the study session. On Thursday, April 1, a Lenten service will be held.

Celebration Sunday Join us in celebrating and honoring the Boy Scoutsof America on Sunday, Feb. 28. All boy scouts and their families are invited to attend our 10:30 a.m. worship service with food and fellowship to follow at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. A special ceremony will take place to dedicate the hand crafted, free-standing wooden sign encasement constructed by Eagle Scout Mark Porches.

Community Lenten Service The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Community Lenten Service beginning Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Williams Chapel Church in Bridgeville with an Ash Wednesday Service and ending Friday, April 2 with the Seven Last Words at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Seven churches from the surrounding Bridgeville area will participate.All services will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 - Kingdom Life Ministries, Millsboro March 3 - Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville March 10 - Grace and Mercy Ministries, Greenwood March 17 - Liberating Power AMEZ Church, Bridgeville March 24, - Victory Temple, Bridgeville March 31 - Divine Destiny Church of God, Bridgeville April 1 - Holy Thursday Foot Washing Service at Mt. Calvary UMC, Bridgeville April 2 - "Seven Last Words From the Cross Service" at Mt. Calvary UMC on Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 542-5752.

Church dinner cancelled Woodland United Methodist Church will not have a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 20 due to inclement weather. The next dinner will be Saturday, March 20.

Black History Celebration planned Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church and 3rd District Prince Hall Masonic Lodge are sponsoringa Black History Celebration at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The theme for the celebration is, "Generations." There will be music, dance, recitations of Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise," a reenactment of"Only A Soldier" by Sergeant Major Retired Willis Phelps of Heritage Productions, a reflection of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the "History of the Buffalo Soldier" bymembers of the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club and much more.A free will offering will be taken.For more information, contact Ralph H. Lee at 337-8198.

Lenten fish dinners The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 will once again be offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes church hall, at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Hwy., Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent from Feb. 19 through March 26. Serving times will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $9; children $4. Proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council $4075 college scholarship fund and other church based activities.

Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

Lenten services schedule TheGreater Seaford Ministerium announces the following schedule for the 2010 Lenten services. All services start at noon, are 25 minutes in length and are followed by a light luncheon at the host church.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24-Atlanta Road Alliance Church
  • Wednesday, March3- Grace Baptist Church
  • Wednesday, March10- Christ Lutheran Church
  • Wednesday, March 17- Gethsemane United Methodist Church
  • Wednesday, March 24- St. John's United Methodist Church

MITI program for students Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro has launched the Molitor International Training Initiative (MITI): Foundations for Success with their 7th and 8th grade students. This program will be facilitated through a partnership with House of Hope Delaware. MITI helps students build their life skills as well as acquire the principles needed to succeed in their homes, schools, communities and workplace. The program consists of a 60-hour course that will work hand-in-hand with LCS' Bible class. Some of the topics included in the course are life mapping, listening skills, conflict resolution, communication and more. MITI can be facilitated in both the public and private school setting and in the community. For more information about House of Hope Delaware or MITI, call 302-337-9330. For more information about Lighthouse Christian School, call 302-732-3309.

Free luncheon at Laurel Baptist Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Free Community luncheon (cold salad plate) on Saturday, Feb. 20, from noon - 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Bvd., west side of Rt. 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town. For more info, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together.Each month features a different Biblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games.A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration isfree. No drop-offs. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Bean dinner & auction rescheduled Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Route 13A between Seaford and Laurel, has rescheduled a bean dinner and auction for Saturday, Feb. 20. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the auction with locally acclaimed auctioneer Frank Shockley.

Seaford Mayor's Prayer Breakfast The Seaford Mayor's Prayer Breakfast honoring Mayor Ed Butler will be held at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 29, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The breakfast buffet begins at 6:45 a.m. Master of Ceremonies will be John Hollis. Guest speaker will be Pastor Jack Savage, a retired Christian bookseller of Jack's Religious Gift Shop in Salisbury, Md. As a senior in high school in 1959, Jack started his lifelong business of selling Bibles, music, books and other religious items needed by the church and Christian families. Jack's Religious Gift Shop closed on Jan. 16. Through theChristian Booksellers Association,Jack and his wife, Ruth Ann, traveled to many countries to witness, teach workshops and perform other outreach endeavors.

Black History Celebration The Men of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church and the 3rd District Prince Hall Masons are sponsoring a Black History Celebration at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. Special guests will be the 3rd District Prince Hall Masonic Family, Sergeant Major (Ret.) Willis Phelps of Heritage Production, representatives from the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club, poems, dance, recitations and much more. There will be a free will offering. For more information, contact Ralph Lee at 337-8198.